Gov. Larry Hogan wants "better communities ... and better lives," for us and "our children and our children's children." But action speaks louder than words, and retracting well-researched, broadly-supported, health-improving smog regulations was no way to achieve these wants ("Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations," Jan. 21). He failed to see that our health is more important than the profit margin of a myopic company refusing to comply with pollution reduction laws. While he stalls in the interest of NRG Energy, the only major polluter lobbying against improvements to Maryland's air quality, we suffer the worst air on the East Coast and highest premature death rate due to cardiopulmonary complications in the nation.